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Vote delayed on new school
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Forsyth County News
The fate of a future Forsyth County school remains unclear.

The local school board postponed a vote Thursday on whether to build the proposed Kelly Mill Elementary west of Cumming.

The decision to delay the vote until Oct. 1 stemmed from board member Tom Cleveland's absence due to a family emergency.

While the proposed school is slated for board member Ann Crow’s district, many of the potential students live in Cleveland’s district.

The system wants to build the school to keep up with growth in the area, but has been weighing the cost in a down economy.

Also Thursday, the board voted to give parents and other stakeholders 30 days to comment on a potential change to the system’s out-of-district policy.

After gathering feedback, the board likely will vote to no longer require parents to apply annually for children to attend an out-of-district school.

The proposed change would require an application only for first-time requests or when moving from an elementary to middle school or middle to high school.